John Palfrey
July 31 Community Letter
July 31st, 2017, 07:55 AM
Today, Board President Peter Currie ’74, P’03,  and I wrote to the Andover community with an update regarding an independent investigation into matters of past sexual misconduct. As we’ve sought to understand and learn from these most troubling moments in … Continue reading
Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
May 7th, 2017, 07:55 AM
Source: Episode 06: Frank Stella ’54
Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
April 24th, 2017, 07:55 AM
Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all … Continue reading
On the Executive Orders of January 2017
February 1st, 2017, 07:55 AM
The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and faculty. Last year, … Continue reading
Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow
January 31st, 2017, 07:55 AM
Mark your calendars and put off your homework assignments, Andover! The Gorilla has an exclusive scoop on when the fabled Head of School Day will be this year. It’s tomorrow. Don’t believe us? Wait… Source: Local Student “Totally Knows When … Continue reading
Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given
November 12th, 2016, 07:55 AM
This weekend, we welcomed our trustees and many other alumni and parents to campus for meetings and also the 137th Andover-Exeter sporting contests.  Over the course of the last several days, I have received a lot of feedback about the … Continue reading
All School Meeting: Post-Election, November 9, 2016
November 9th, 2016, 07:55 AM
Good morning, Andover. We gather here in All-School Meeting after a night that goes down in American history as one of the most unpredictable and anxiety-provoking any of us has ever witnessed. I am well aware that this morning there … Continue reading
All-School Meeting Introduction: Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld ’96
October 8th, 2016, 07:55 AM
[These are my prepared remarks for the introduction to our All School Meeting on the topic of Youth From Every Quarter for Fall, 2016. I did not give these remarks verbatim in the interest of time, but delivered most of … Continue reading
All-School Meeting Introduction: Laci Green
October 1st, 2016, 07:55 AM
All-School Meeting Opening Remarks, Phillips Academy September 28, 2016 Good morning, Andover. We gather today, early in the school year, to begin our exploration of our values as a school. You are by now deeply ensconced in your classes, clubs, … Continue reading
Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016
June 7th, 2016, 07:55 AM
Commencement Address Phillips Academy, Andover June 5, 2016 John Palfrey Welcome, everyone – trustees, faculty, and staff; faculty Emeriti; alumni, families, friends, and – most of all – our beloved students.  Thank you for your presence with us today. I … Continue reading